AC-DC three-level ZVS converter topology composed of a PFC stage combined with a buck converter into a single stage for a rated 6-kW output power
The resonant nature of this power supply guarantees high efficiency, a crucial factor to take into account when maintaining into operation a large number of power supplies in the same facility.
The current control loop of the DiRAC, as for all other CAEN ELS power supplies, is completely digital in order to guarantee the same configurability and ease of tuning to any load condition (resistive and inductive parts).
Output current stability is guaranteed by the high-precision and low-noise 0-FLUCS current tranducer.
A new feature of the DiRAC units is the current control algorithm, which is performed directly by the on-board FPGA: the parallel nature of the computation allows to greatly reduce time delays in the feedback loop.
Output current setting is performed by the use of a DCCT (DC Current Transformer) that presents high long-term stability, good bandwidth, low noise and extremely low TC (Temperature Coefficient).
The use of state-of-the-art 18-bit SAR ADCs for current and voltage sensing guarantees a reduced group delay and thus higher bandwidth.
Internal interlocks and protections are redundant and distributed inside the DiRAC units e.g. the temperature is monitored by six different sensors placed in different sections of the board and the internal heatsinks.
The control board of the unit, hosting the FPGA, the diagnostic ADCs, communication sections, local control + display managing and other ancillary parts is the same used for the SY3634 and SY3662 system modules.
Command syntax and communication protocol compatibility are maintained with respect to the other CAEN ELS Power Supply systems.